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Compiled around 1235, the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, or Ogura’s 100 Poems by 100 Poets, is one of the most important collections of poetry in Japan. Though the poets include emperors and empresses, courtiers and high priests, ladies-in-waiting and soldier-calligraphers, the collection is far more than a fascinating historical document.
As the translators of this new edition note in their Introduction, “these beautiful poems have endured because their themes are universal and readily understood by contemporary readers”.
The publication was translated and edited by James Hadley and Nell Regan. They will discuss this book on 22 April.
This book is in a paperback format and measures 17 x 11 x 1 cm.
- Dimensions: 17 x 11 x 1 cm
- Weight: 110g
- Authors: James Hadley and Nell Regan
- Publisher: Dedalus Press (2021)
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9781910251829